If your service organization, club or corporate group wants to make a real
difference protecting an
endangered island ecosystem and you want to enjoy
a unique team-building experience in a truly unusual and beautiful place,
then a volunteer habitat restoration trip to Santa Cruz Island is your perfect
Participants visit a gorgeous nature reserve reminiscent of California's
past, while working to protect rare plant and animal species on the largest of the
California Channel Islands.
Volunteers stay at the University of California Field Station in the
"Central Valley" of Santa Cruz Island, with inside accommodations, large
cooking and restroom/shower facilities.
Transportation to the island is provided by a professional boat
concessionaire and often includes
spectacular views of marine mammals
and other ocean life. Once on the island, volunteers participate in an
ongoing habitat restoration project during the day and are treated to
late afternoon/evening drives or hikes to beautiful and interesting
After dinner activities include time around the camp fire, astronomy
shows and educational
PowerPoint presentations that highlight the natural and cultural history
of the island. CIR staff have more than a decade of
experience in coordinating trips to the Channel Islands. Our staff
of highly experienced naturalists are uniquely qualified to introduce
trip participants to the natural wonders of the island.
CIR has worked with many groups on the island, including the
North Face, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, church groups,
college groups, plus hundreds of school kids and hundreds of
individuals. If you would like to find out more about how your group can
participate in this unique volunteer experience, follow the "Contact Us"